PRESS RELEASE: Amsterdam​ ​-​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​hotspot​ ​​on Linked​ ​Data​ ​Strategies​ ​&​ ​Practices

SEMANTiCs LogoSeptember 11-14, 2017 international experts from science and industry demonstrate the business value of smart data services at SEMANTiCS 2017

Experts from science and industry meet at Europe’s biggest Linked Data and Semantic Web event to present and discuss latest achievements, challenges and future perspectives of new data management practices. The conference for Semantic Systems is now in its 13th edition and run by a mixed industry and research consortium built by Semantic Web Company (Austria), Institute for Applied Informatics (Germany), University of Applied Science St.Pölten (Austria) and the dutch partners VU, TNO and Kadaster, together with Wolters Kluwer as major industry sponsor.

Most companies and public administrations nowadays are struggling to catch up with new data management practices, either by initializing a data strategy from scratch or by adjusting their old strategy to the affordances of new technological environments, legal frameworks or business models. The Semantics conference gives insights into data management strategies, discusses cases of data-driven business models and gives advice on how to catch up with latest developments at the dawn of smart, networked data.

The exchange between industry and research is facilitated by a rich program consisting of six keynotes from companies like EA Games, Wolters Kluwer, and OTTO, followed by a total of 36 industry and 25 scientific presentations, 17 workshops, a poster and demo area and numerous social side events.

Programme​ ​Overview

September 11, 2017: Pre-Conference Workshops
September 12, 2017: Main Conference Day 1: Keynotes by Wolters Kluwer, EA Games and Toulouse Institute of Computer Science Research
September 13, 2017: Main Conference Day 2: Keynotes by OTTO & Ghent University
September 14, 2017: Post-Conference Workshops & DBpedia Day: Keynote by Chris Welty

This year’s conference focuses on the business value of Linked Data technologies and services as an enabling technology for a cost-efficient, flexible and sustainable enterprise data strategy.

This is addressed in the opening keynote of Sandeep Sacheti, Executive Vice President, Customer Information Management & Operational Excellence of Wolter Kluwer and in the management panel on Wednesday with Frank Tierolff (board member of Kadaster), Henk Jan Vink (director Networked Innovation of TNO), Kor Brandts (director DUO) and Michiel Borgers (Dutch Ministry of Finance).

The full and rich programme, with talks and presentations by leading researchers in the field and leading industry adopters, can be found at the conference page at

SEMANTiCS​ ​2017​ ​Key​ ​Data

Date: 11-14 September 2017
Venue: Meervaart Theatre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Twitter: @semanticsconf
Contact: Dissemination Chair Arjen Santema |+31 (0)652481774

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Looking forward to see you at SEMANTiCs 2017.

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